Liza Colón-Zayas, Carrie Coon. Photo by Joan Marcus. NYTW’s Mary Jane: When Alex Was Born… By Ross for frontmezzjunkies When Alex was born to the titled character in Amy Herzog’s new play, Mary Jane currently playing at the New York Theatre Workshop, her life changed direction. “On hold for a minute”, is what Mary Jane, exquisitely portrayed by Carrie Coon […]
About Steven Ross
Steven Ross, main critic for Frontmezzjunkies.com is a self-proclaimed theatre junkie, traveloholic, and fitness addict, I have been writing about theatre and posting my reviews for years about plays and musicals on Broadway, Off-Broadway and beyond. In NYC, Chicago, Toronto, Washington, DC, London, and anywhere else I find myself sitting in the front mezzanine. The best seats in the house, in my opinion.
Entries by Steven Ross
Charm. Lauren F. Walker, Sandra Caldwell. Photo by Joan Marcus. Charm: Sentimental Etiquette Schooling for the Homeless LGBTQ Leaves Us Homeless As Well. By Ross for frontmezzjunkies Based on an actual transgender woman, Miss Gloria Allen who volunteered her time at a Chicago LGBTQ community center on Halsted teaching etiquette to a mostly homeless LGBT […]
Hubert Point-Du Jour, Nia Vardalos. All Photos by Joan Marcus. Tiny Beautiful Things: A Second Round of Big Powerful Waves by Ross for frontmezzjunkies.com Returning to the Public Theater the other night for a second viewing of Tiny Beautiful Things, I started to prepare myself for a whole new round of emotional waves to come crashing […]
Breeders Review: An Eye for an Eye, and a Toe to Be Licked. That’s Parenthood. To rotate a play back and forth between a young gay couple awaiting the arrival of their new-born baby, and a couple of frisky young hamsters about to welcome some pups into their little cage-world takes some skill and a […]
Jonno Davies (center) and cast of A Clockwork Orange. Photo by Caitlin McNaney. A Clockwork Orange: Inciting Sexual Excitiment, But Luckily, No Violence. by Ross for frontmezzjunkies.com The film, A Clockwork Orange, that this play is based on is considered a classic by most, and can be found on numerous ‘best films of all time’ lists. It’s […]
The Sponge Bob Musical – Original Chicago Cast 15+ Shows You Should Already Have Tickets For, Fall 2017 By Ross for frontmezzjunkies.com Last year, I wrote a blog about the 15 Shows that I was most excited for in the upcoming fall segment of the theatrical season, and it was such a hit with you readers that I […]
On The Shore of the Wide World: Coping & Watching but Not Diving In. By Ross for frontmezzjunkies.com They all seem fairly normal and solid at the beginning. Well, maybe not normal but average, in that emotionally suppressed kind of way that feels normal to most of us. Or at least that’s how director Neil […]
Alex Breaux, Doug Harris, Jeena Yi, Andy Lucien, Jeff Biehl (background: Susannah Perkins, Eva Kaminsky. All images by Daniel J. Vasquez. The Rape of the Sabine Women by Grace B. Matthias: A Dark Comedy About R. A. P. E. Culture. By Ross for frontmezzjunkies.com Leave it up to the wonderful Playwrights Realm to give us […]
Inanimate: A Sign of True Love By Ross for frontmezzjunkies.com So often we speak of Love as a sign. A sign for something important, a warning, or maybe even an invitation. But what if the sign is exactly that, a sign on a tall metal pole making your heart ache? A hotel sign or maybe […]
Prince of Broadway: A Nuance-free JukeBox Musical of Big Prince Hits By Ross So here’s the thing that I’ve been pondering as I wandered into the Manhattan Theatre Club’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. What does a show look like when it’s a retrospective of a famed musical director and his work on Broadway compared to […]
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